Week 141 // How The End Begins

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The basement where you’ve hid for months
All stagnant in your clothes
Is bound to finish off what’s left of you
If you don’t up and go

But can you afford to be like that?
Can you afford to say exactly what you mean?
Yeah, can you afford to think
Exactly what you think?

And on the road you’ll just find piles of cars
As far as the eye can see
And you ain’t brave enough to look inside
And face them, seriously
The air you breathe
It has it out for you
It itches on your skin
And in the night is when it comes to you:
This is how the end begins

But you shouldn’t have to think like that
You shouldn’t have to weigh all the courage in your bones
You could just fix on a feeling like it’s home
That’s how you should get to think

But can you afford to be like that?
Can you afford to say exactly what you mean?
Yeah, can you afford to think
Exactly what you think?

Notes
A couple of weeks ago I got a visit from Alex Selby, and his amazing greater swiss mountain dog, Bear. In between hiking and water-sports, we managed to crank out one of the weirdest Mount Everest tunes ever. Selby has graced several of these tunes over the years, but seldom has this website unleashed his true potential. For the most part, we’ve made pretty acoustic songs together. They are songs that I love, but listening to them you would never know the truth: Alex Selby can wail. He can wail really really hard. So on this song we agreed that it was high time for him to cut loose, and cut loose he did. The last third of this song is a guitar solo that is going melt your face. As for everything that comes before that, we’ve built a dark and groovy soundscape that belongs on the edge of the precipice. In that spirit, I’ve written another (I know, another!) song about the end of the world. I know I do this a lot, but it has been a few months, and when you hear the song you will understand. The end of the world is the only thing this song could have been about.

Here’s hoping your Monday doesn’t totally suck.
~M.E.

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